Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Summer Time!

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop! Whether you are starting here at Lily's Ink Pad, or came from Rhonda's Blog, "The Stampin' Bunny," featuring Sunny Fun, (Isn't she a great designer?) you are in for a treat. There are 22 other demonstrators strutting their stuff. Just click from post to post, comment if you can, and see what Stampin' Up! has to offer in the Summer Mini Catalog, which you can order from starting on Sunday, May 1st!


I must admit--once through the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog and all I saw was the set I am featuring today: Summer Splash. This is exactly my style and I cannot wait to show you what I have created! I am stop #13, right in the middle, so be sure to check out everyone else's blogs! (when you are done gushing over mine).


Centerpiece and Coordinating Card:



I immediately thought of a technique I had seen with gold and black embossing and tried it out with the NEW COLORED EMBOSSING POWDERS! Sorry I yelled, but it's so darn exciting. Turns out, Stampin' Up! featured this great idea in a recent Stampin' Success Magazine that I hadn't read yet. Great minds think alike! The Centerpiece started as a favor bag and became the entire display as I played with my stuff. I just couldn't get enough!


Fishy Card:

I made a card (much simpler) when I first started stamping with a gel packet and a fish. I like this one better--more modern, more stuff on it, more fun!


Fishy Card #2:

The Fishy Wheel was a must have, especially with the coordinating stamp set, but I had to try it out all on it's own on a card. This is reminiscent of a view finder--you can turn the wheel to make the fish "swim," although they do swim a little sideways :)


Boy, I hope you enjoyed your visit to Lily's Ink Pad. Next up, you'll see Tanya's amazing work with Recess on Tinkerin in Ink.

At any time you can visit the blog hop thread at Stampin' Addicts if you get lost or to comment. Come back on Monday for some secrets and the project recipes!


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25 comments:

  1. I was having trouble envisioning uses for this stamp, but you have my imagination spinning now. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

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  2. Great projects. I especially like the "swimming" fish card.

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  3. That centerpiece is super cute! And I love, love, love your gel card!!! Great ideas, fabulous projects!

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  4. Love the porthole effect on your fishy card! Cute everything!

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  5. Very cute and clever!! I love all of your projects!!!

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  6. You and Rhonda both. Neither of these sets really spoke to me, but you both did super super cute stuff with them. Love the fishies swimming in the view finder card. Love the box too! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  7. Fabulous projects, Sara! I LOVE the centerpiece!

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  8. Cute cute cute!!! Loved it!!!

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  9. Fun Projects... I LOVE the little fishes (and the colors)and the center piece is wonderful!!!

    Faith

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  10. Great job Sara-all are GREAT projects!!

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  11. I love all of your creative projects. That gel card is adorable and I especially love the the centerpiece!

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  12. The color accents the stamps!

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  13. What fun ideas Sara! Love your spinner card.

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  14. You totally rocked this set, Sara! I will be CASEing!

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  15. The spinner card is my fav and I will have to try to case it! Tks for sharing.

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  16. SO CUTE!!! The porthole with the brads is adorable and I cant get over how you used the tasteful trim as seaweed!! Way too fun!!!

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  17. I love your water plants made with the Tasteful Trims Die. Love the fishy wheel!

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  18. Wonderfully done and great projects for those summer parties!!

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  19. I just had to smile when I read about your fishies swimming sideways. I think the wheel card is a great idea! And the porthole card is just so fun! Great ideas!

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  20. Fun! Fun! great way to describe your projects. Love the swimming fishies. :)

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  21. WOW, Sara these projects are awesome. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

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  22. Very cute, love the fishy cards :)
    Susan

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  23. Clever projects! I love both of the fishy cards--great ways to showcase this set!

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  24. LOVE the swimming fishies in the view finder! And the gel card is awesome too! Great projects!

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